Postdoctoral Research Associate Neurodegenerative Diseases - King's College London

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Closing Date
2 Jul 2019
£37,412 to £39,484 Grade 6, inclusive of £3,223 per annum London Allowance
Department of Basic and Clinical Neuroscience, King's College London
Fixed term for 3 years

We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the Department of Basic and Clinical Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London. The post is funded by the Alzheimer’s Society for three years. We have developed a new mouse model that we are using to investigate molecular mechanisms underlying the development of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders (Bondulich et al. 2016, PMID: 27297240). In particular, we are examining the influence of tau on disease mechanisms and cognitive processes (Guo et al. 2019, PMID: 30606258).

The aim of this project is to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying the detrimental effects of this disease-associated tau fragment on lysosomes and at synapses using cell and animal models. Experience in working with transgenic mouse models and primary neurons using advanced microscopy, biochemical, cell and molecular biology approaches would be advantageous. A good knowledge of defective signaling processes in dementia and related disorders is also required for this post. The successful applicants will join established research groups headed by Professor Diane Hanger: and Dr Wendy Noble:

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 3 years.

This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent

The selection process will include a panel interview and a presentation.

Contact: Professor Diane Hanger:

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Professor Diane Hanger: